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With statistics across the board revealing high mental health rates, it is up to the residential colleges to support students with some of their mental health needs.

Residential colleges support students with mental health programs

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor April 11, 2024

Attending college can be overwhelming. With endless assignments and tight deadlines, finding the time to destress can be challenging. According to the...

John Moreland released album Visitor on April 5.

The News Reviews: ‘Visitor’ by John Moreland

Ben Overby, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

John Moreland, folk singer, released a surprise album on April 5. “Visitor” is a powerful folk-rock record and a return to form for the artist. Moreland...

Students pose for a picture.

PHOTOS: Res Life hosts Pride Prom

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor April 8, 2024

Residential Life hosted a Pride Prom for all students, either in the LGBTQ+ community or an ally. The event was put together by Residential Advisors...

The top five contestants of the Ms. MSU pageant pose together with Culp and McGowan.

PHOTOS: SGA hosts annual Ms. MSU pageant

Rebeca Mertins Chiodini, Photo Editor April 8, 2024

Murray State Student Government Association hosted their annual Ms. Murray State University pageant on Sat. April 6. 15 contestants, who were nominated...

After more than two decades with the University, ONeal celebrated her retirement in March, surrounded by friends and coworkers. Photo provided by Jeremy McKeel.

Campus videographer retires after 26 years

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

After a long and accomplished career at Murray State, Shasta O’Neal, digital media services administrative specialist, held her retirement party on March...

Studying abroad offers wide variety of programs for students to consider, with most preferring shorter programs to semester long. (photo courtesy of @msu.studyabroad on Instagram)

Students show preference for shorter study abroad programs

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor April 4, 2024

Under the slogan ‘Get out of here!’ Education Abroad offers students the opportunity to explore different cultures and traditions while acquiring college...

Cody Jinks released new album Change the Game in March.

The News Reviews: ‘Change the Game’ by Cody Jinks

Ben Overby, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

“Change the Game,” the latest album from metal-singer-turned-alt-country-star Cody Jinks, is a subdued effort from a notoriously brash artist. According...

Grande released her seventh album eternal sunshine on March 8. Photo by Emma Sheehan, usable under creative commons license (

Ariana Grande’s ‘eternal sunshine’

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor in Chief/ Sports Editor March 14, 2024

It’s been 14 years since fans first saw Ariana Grande on “Victorious” and 11 years since the release of her debut album, “Yours Truly.” Now,...

Owner Melissa Parker provides insight into her journey in the business world.

Parker’s passion fuels successful business

Makayla Mckinzie, Contributing Writer March 14, 2024

The Mane Event Salon is a woman-owned business that has been in Murray for the last 36 years. Melissa Parker, the current owner of the salon, took over...

Owners Janeen Sutton and Susan Williams explore their passions for needlework and how it influenced their entry into the business world.

Needleworking hobby turns into business

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor March 14, 2024

What started as hobbies have long since turned into a business for two passionate needleworkers.  Red Bug Yarn & Gifts opened in 2010 when Trudy...

Evans with her husband Chris and daughter Elliot, after the Lady Rockets won the 2nd Region All A Classic in January. Photo courtesy of Allison Evans.

Alumna advocates for community journalism

Laurel Brown, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

March is not only Women’s History Month but also Colon Cancer Awareness Month. As the owner and editor of The Crittenden Press, Allison Mick-Evans utilizes...

Owner of a local livestock rescue sanctuary, Beth Wilhelm-Atkins explores what influenced her to open the sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Beth Wilhelm-Atkins.

Sanctuary owner creates community

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

Local businesses are the hearts of small towns like Murray, Kentucky. Beth Wilhelm-Atkins understands the importance of small businesses better than most. Wilhelm-Atkins...

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